“what is the nature of sin? it is my claim to my right to myself which leads me to think that i am my own god. condemnation comes when I realize that Jesus Christ came to deliver me from this heredity of sin, and yet I refuse to let Him do so.” (My Utmost For His Highest)
the things that are happening in my life now You have allowed. i have learned to live with them even if i, by nature, would have preferred others. but that is fine because i trust you most. i believe that somehow and somewhere down the line, they are for my own and the greater good because You love me best.
You know very well how i wonder sometimes if keeping low and giving up my right to myself on certain occasions is the right thing to do. but yes, dear Lord, i would rather err on the side of obedience to You than pursuing my stubbornness again. You will look after me and mine in all.
You have granted me a full and comfortable life, wonderful kids and grandkids, good health, a promising future (jeremiah 29:11) and most of all, a direct connection with You. what more could i ask for than that You grant me Your Spirit and nature so that sin will forever be dead in me.
Lord, i thank You for this peace and joy i have found in You. may You bless us all indeed!”